Swimming: Relay Rosters Complete as Fastest Eligible Nations Grab Final Spots

The swimming relays have been finalized with the conclusion of the final events before the relay deadline. Nations which failed to qualify a relay at the 2019 World Championships had an opportunity to grab one of the final four quotas in each event by having one of the fastest times in an eligible event held between March 1st 2019 and May 31st 2021.

France had the most eligible top times, allowing them to qualify in four additional events (women’s 4x100m and 4x200m freestyle, men’s 4x200m freestyle and men’s 4x100m medley). They will now compete in 5/7 relays. Great Britain and Japan will join Australia, Germany, Russia and the United States and will compete in all seven relays. Great Britain qualified in the women’s 4x100m and 4x200m relay while Japan grabbed the mixed 4x100m medley relay.

Also qualifying in two more relays are Brazil (women’s 4x100m freestyle and mixed 4x100m medley), Greece (men’s 4x100m medley and mixed 4x100m medley) and Italy (women’s 4x200m freestyle and men’s 4x100m medley).

The remaining quotas were won by Belarus (women’s 4x100m medley), Canada (men’s 4x100m freestyle), China (mixed 4x100m medley), Denmark (women’s 4x100m freestyle), Finland (women’s 4x100m medley), Hong Kong (women’s 4x100m medley), Hungary (men’s 4x200m freestyle), Ireland (men’s 4x200m freestyle), Israel (women’s 4x200m freestyle), the Netherlands (men’s 4x100m freestyle), Poland (men’s 4x100m medley), Serbia (men’s 4x100m freestyle), South Africa (women’s 4x100m medley), South Korea (men’s 4x200m freestyle) and Switzerland (men’s 4x100m freestyle).

This was the final opportunity for nations to qualify a relay in swimming. All that remains is for nations to accept the quotas.

Update: Great Britain and Poland have declined to compete in the women’s 4x200m freestyle relay, the quotas have been reallocated to the next fastest nations, Brazil and Denmark.

Qualified Nations

Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay
* Canada
* Netherlands
* Serbia
* Switzerland

Women’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay
* Brazil
* Denmark
* France
* Great Britain

Men’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay
* France
* Hungary
* Ireland
* South Korea

Women’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay
* Brazil
* Denmark
* France
* Israel
* Italy

Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay
* France
* Greece
* Italy
* Poland

Women’s 4x100m Medley Relay
* Belarus
* Finland
* Hong Kong
* South Africa

Mixed 4x100m Medley Relay
* Brazil
* China
* Greece
* Japan

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